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WVU partners with the CDC to conduct mask observation study, reports encouraging baseline results

The WVU School of Public Health is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct a seven-week mask observation study to estimate the percentage of people within the WVU community wearing masks correctly and, ultimately,...
13-Oct-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virgin Hyperloop to build Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia

Virgin Hyperloop announced Thursday, Oct. 8, that it will locate a certification facility on nearly 800 acres of land spanning Tucker and Grant counties where it will leverage intellectual capital and resources from West Virginia University,...
8-Oct-2020 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WVU receives $25 million gift to support outdoor economic development, develop new remote worker program

Through the newly named Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative, the $25 million donation – one of the largest in WVU’s history – will provide initial funding for a remote worker program, a groundbreaking initiative...
5-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The masked singers: How a WVU choir director composed the perfect masks for performance art

Kym Scott, director of choral activities at West Virginia University, recognized the limitations of singing and performing in masks from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. So she tapped into her prior life as a fashion designer to solve a problem...
20-Aug-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gaiters do no harm: WVU toxicologists find coverings help contain the spread of exhaled droplets

Experts with the West Virginia University Center for Inhalation Toxicology found that – assuming it’s a good fit - a gaiter will, despite recent reports, provide a respiratory containment of exhaled droplets comparable to a common over-the-ear...
14-Aug-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia

Fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia have shot up 40 percent since a 2016 state law liberalized the sale of certain fireworks, categorized as “Class C” or “1.4G,” according to Toni Marie Rudisill, research assistant professor at the...
24-Jun-2020 6:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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U.S. cities with pro sports see more flu deaths

Sports leagues may want to consider calling a timeout on reopening their doors to fans, based on new West Virginia University-led research that links an uptick in seasonal flu deaths to U.S. cities with pro sports teams.
18-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Finding Community in Digital Spaces

The coronavirus has driven us indoors and separated us from coworkers, friends and loved ones. That’s nothing really new for Sara Loftus, a West Virginia University geography doctoral student who is studying how to build an online community.
10-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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